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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 3, 2006 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Bobby is a phenomenal rhythm guitarist, no-one can compare to him in that.... his leads, to me at least, are repetetive, mostly forgettable and they are pedestrian at best. Unfortunately he also obviously suffered when his leads were back to back with the unique creative leads that Jerry would come up with. While there are some good examples of Bobby playing a nice lead, for me they are few and far between. The reason there was always a big roar when he finished his leads in FOTD or Minglewood etc, was not because Bobby's lead was so amazing but because Jerry was ripping into his Solo, at least that's why I was cheering (and I don't mean to say that we were cheering because Bobby's solo was horrible, they weren't, we were just always so happy to hear Jerry do his awesome thing.)

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-07-03 13:51:30

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jul 3, 2006 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Gel

The reason I asked the question is that I hold the very same view- his leads are mostly forgettable- but I know there are some good ones out there and I wanted to find them- wasn't there a jackstraw in the later years where Garcia broke a string and weir continued to play- Or was it the other way around- it is the longest jackstraw out there- I think that was the tune- stratocastoer- you would know

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Poster: doodle Date: Jul 3, 2006 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

I don't know if this qualifies as "leads", but there were a number of very neat rhythm jams that Bob would do (usually with Brent) before the drums. This, to me, predominantly took place during the spring/summer of 81 and 82. Check out Eugene from August of 81, Texas July 82, and Ontario June 87. There are others, but these few pop to mind. There was a cool one from 83, Vermont, Buffalo??? somewhere, Alpine summer 82 ??, but these are neat to check out. The best of both worlds; his rhythm and as a "lead".

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Poster: liranfa Date: Jul 3, 2006 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Great point doodle. The jam before drums @ The Greek 5-14-83 is pretty monumental.

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Poster: doodle Date: Jul 3, 2006 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Why, Thanks :)

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